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VPS Virtual Private Server or Cloud Server model suits small or medium businesses that are looking to optimize their IT infrastructure yet don’t want to incur the higher costs of fully dedicated server hosting. VPS is just like owning a set amount of space in an office building. Virtual private servers provide the performance of a dedicated server running ...


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In the future sign in to Google Webmaster Tools and claim both sites before indexing them. In there you can test/create your robots.txt files, sitemaps, 404's and a bunch of other tools. Take a special look at the Change address tool. Matt Cutts explains how to do it. Basically, index the new site in Google. At the same time, redirect the old site to the ...


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It really depends on what problem you're trying to solve. Most moderately sized software shops have a Dev Server, Live Server, and NLE (Near Live Environment, which should be an exact clone of live refreshed regularly). What I'd recommend you do is have a dev server in place that all the developers have access to so they can test without hassling the team ...


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Never give a facility to developer to upload files directly to production server. If you do so, then you will lose the control of production server and everyone start uploading the files to production. Best way: After a peer review only, one dedicated person should upload files to production server (no one else should upload other than this person).


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There are a couple of ways you could achieve this, depending on how your test/dev site is set up. You could use a completely separate GA account and UA code - one of the risks with this is that you forget to change the code when you eventually deploy the site (or forget to change it again after some further changes in the future). The other option is to ...


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When talking to a web developer, there are a lot of things you can cover right off the bat. First and foremost, how much is this webdev going to charge? Second, draft up a timeline of the most preferred development time, and checkpoints inbetween now and then when your webdev will check in with you to get feedback from you, plus you can make sure he/she is ...


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I would recommend you to not upload upload the files any more but instead use a code versioning system and do exports from there. This way you have full control of what happened when. toomanyairmile mentioned as well that you go from the dev server first to a staging server and then to the live server. This is a very good recommendation too. What you should ...


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You can actually set your DNS records (on the domain itself) to use local area networks. For example, I have one domain on our network going to `http://10.160.1.234' which only works inside our network, but if someone in another country pings it, it will indeed resolve to that IP. This is probably easier than to distribute host files, because it doesn't ...


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Alex, I think using your own DNS server is a better and easy to administer solution than to distribute hosts files across your machines. Here are my suggestions: Install Homebrew Install Dnsmasq and read the man Set up the main DNS on dev's Macs to the Mac running Dnsmasq Now Alex, you may use DNS forwarders to speed up your name resolution a bit more.


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Yes, of course. If your smartphone can connect to your local network over wifi then it can connect to any device on that network (that accepts connections), including your server, just like any other computer can. I do this to keep tabs on mobile compatibility during development, but it is limited to the phones(s)/tablet(s) in your possession so it isn't a ...


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To be able to access a local resource as if it were the main site you need to do two things: Edit your hosts file such that your computer thinks that your domain name is served by localhost. Your hosts file should contain a line with 127.0.0.1 in it and your host name would need to be added to that line, something like: 127.0.0.1 localhost ...


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Yes, it appears as though you may be linked to the CSS through a page that is also linked to another file (JS?) that is also linked to that same CSS. I can't be certain, but that's what it looks like. My guess is that if you comment out the CSS linkage in the JS file, your site will operate the same as before, but without loading the CSS more than once. ...


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Every company has its own definition of what VPS is and what Dedicated means. You really have to read the fine print on the agreements to figure out things. What you may think of something typical may not carry over from site to site. In a nutshell why I have decided to go Dedicated: More control over server software. I can run ASP and PHP on the same ...


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To add to what ionfish and jmontano said, you can set up your own DNS server so that it behaves differently based upon where the request comes from. That way, you can have a public server that has a private side. Our server has a public static IP with only mail and web available, but then has a local IP (10.n.n.n) that supplies AFP and other services, but ...


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Editing hosts files on all your machines for each project 2-3 times per week is not efficient agreed? Why not use an internet domain which you all have accessed to used for development only. Secure it with htaccess to your office IP's or simply password protect it. You'll be able to create as many subdomains as you want for each project and not have to worry ...


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With Google Chrome developer tools or Firebug, you see the units used by the developer when he/she makes the css. You can not translate "on the fly". I think you can not do this. I'm sorry.


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Really depends on where you live, but for London and most large western cities meetup.com usually has a good selection of weekly and monthly groups.


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Why not setup SVN in a development server let the developers all work in one or more branches then have the code merged to the trunk. Once the trunk has been updated use rsync to update your production files.


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Openssl can help you to build own CA (and server cert from thisCA) or just issue self-signed certificate


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I've considered building something like this in the past, but I ultimately came to the conclusion that displaying mockups and getting client feedback/approvals is best done through a project manager to streamline the workflow, and many project management apps will allow you to do this, including: OpenAtrium - strictly speaking, OA is an intranet/team portal,...


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Firefox Multi-Account Containers seems to be the accepted solution for this nowadays.


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